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#2118 - 06/19/00 09:57 AM Re: googled
tsuwm Offline
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google = the # of hits you get at google.com on the word 'fool'...


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#2119 - 06/19/00 11:34 AM Re: billion
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I think I read somewhere that we had withdrawn our claim to a billion being 1 with 12 zeros and had acceded to American superior thinking on this point. (I think people just got fed up of explaining that our billion was different and we needed a term for Richard Branson – he’d never be a billionaire if we didn’t change the meaning of the word.)


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#2120 - 06/19/00 12:36 PM Re: billion
Jackie Offline

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Two things, Jo: 1.)who is Richard Branson? (Well, I just
got through saying in another thread that I am ignorant of
many things!) Is he your-all's counterpart to Regis?
2.) Sorry, but we don't ALL google-search. I never have, and
had no idea of what it is. Clearly I missed the significance of Tsuwm's post.


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#2121 - 06/19/00 03:40 PM Re: billion
jmh Offline
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Ok

(i) Richard Branson is the man behind Virgin Airlines and lots of other Virgin things (records, trains etc). I was just trying to think of an example of a rich Brit. He's a long way from Bill Gate's squillions but doing quite nicely thank you.
(ii) I've amended the mention of google to say that some of us have been googling (it is very good though).


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#2122 - 06/20/00 12:48 AM Re: billion
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If it comes to that, Jackie, who is Regis? A pet name for the erstwhile President?

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#2123 - 06/20/00 02:06 AM Re: billion
jmh Offline
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Looking at the pictures I think that Richard Branson has a much nicer beard. I did read somewhere that it is impossible to be successful in the USA if you have a beard.

Own up those who proudly possess a beard. Rubrick? Twusm (I think not), David 108 ....

http://tvtalkshows.com/regisandkathielee(Have they both had face lifts?)
http://www.execpc.com/~shepler/branson.html




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#2124 - 06/20/00 06:42 AM Re: beards
paulb Offline
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Ahem! says I sheepishly.


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#2125 - 06/20/00 08:08 AM Re: rush to judgment
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>Twusm (I think not)

I have had a beard continuously since 1973; it has gone in and out of fashion numerous times -- it was the former when I first grew it.... :-{)>


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#2126 - 06/20/00 09:35 AM Re: billion
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Regis Philbin, in addition to his years of hosting a talk
show, began last summer, I believe, as the host of a new
game show, the talk of which has swept the U.S.:
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?


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#2127 - 06/20/00 09:40 AM Re: billion
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>>) Richard Branson is the man behind Virgin Airlines and lots of other Virgin things (records, trains etc). <<

Man, I'd read that before! Geez! One of the great many things that seem to slip into and out of my one brain cell,
leaving no discernible trace.


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